Loc. I Lupinari 52021 Bucine − Italy
Imagine to have a magnifying glass and point it on the Tuscany map, in between of the soothing hills of Siena and Arezzo.
Do you see it? There is a small castle with an old hamlet behind it that holds a magical fairy tail.
The main “character” is a man with great expectations, that with a lot of strength makes his dreams come true: his name is Antonio Pellegrino he was the owner of the farm. After taking care of the wine and oil production, he started restoring the old hamlet, surrounded by stunning landscapes, that before him had being abandoned for many many years. He converted it in a relaxing, warming and welcoming country resort.
All his legacy, his passion for wine and appreciation for simple things and its quality were passed to his family, especially to his 2 daughters, Antonella and Marianna. Together with their mother they are now the owners of the property, creating a women run-family business.
They made his dream their dream : creating a winery farm, based on the inspiration of the old tradition and able to host people coming from all over the world ,making them feel home , even far from their home.
Tenuta Lupinari is located in the central part of Tuscany , the nearest village name is Bucine, in the province of Arezzo and in a strategically position to visit the cities of art in this magic region, since it is in the middle of the 3 most beautiful cities in Tuscany, at just 30 minutes from Siena, where you can visit the famous Piazza del Campo, in which twice in a year, on the 2nd of July and the 16th of August there is the renowened Palio di Siena. This wonderful city offers a lot of attractions to discover, such as the Cathedral with many artworks to admire inside. The estate is also at half hour from Arezzo, a marvelous small city with the characteristic square Piazza Grande, set of the fabulous Oscar-winning movie 'Life is beautiful'. In the same square, every first week end of the month you can visit the most famous Antiques Fair in Italy.
In the end, we are less than a hour from Florence. The city is easily to reach by train from Bucine train station, without stress for looking for a park you will be directly in the Santa Maria Novella train station, just in the center of Florence. From there you can reach with easy the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Uffizi.
But that's not all! Our agriturism is a perfect starting point to many other destinations in Tuscany, such as the Chianti Classico area: Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti. Even San Gimignano is not so far, just a little more than an hour. It stands out againts the hills with its majestic towers, today we can count 13 but it is said that in the fourteenth century there were 72 towers, one for each well-to-do family.
You can't help but visit the antique Borgo of Monteriggioni. This is surrounded by walls that are perfectly preserved and if you come in the summertime you have to take part in the most important Medieval Feast in Italy that takes place every year in the middle of July and that reminds the story of Monteriggioni. It is a wonderful celebration and you seem to be in another time, indeed, in this occasion all the inhabitants wear medieval clothes. There is no legal tender but the old coin 'Scudo di Monteriggioni', then you have to change your coin with it before to enter and this is the only way you have to buy, eat and drink. All the beverages and foods are prepared with medieval recipes. There are no cars in the village but horses and mules; no lights but torches and candes, everything contriubutes to make the atmosphere more magic for an unmissable event.
From Tenuta Lupinari, Umbria is also fast and simple to reach by car, you need just an hour going through a convenient freeway with 4 lanes and then you can visit Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, etc but do not forget to visit Cortona on your way, this gorgeous village is rich in historical events and vitality and will offer you the opportunity to enjoy a breath-taking view on Lake Trasimeno. In Cortona from Spring to Autumn there are a lot of interesting events such as the Cortona Mix Festival (from 27th July to 4th August), a different festival that celebrates the arts in their asset and variety.
For 2 people, the apartment is on 2 floors (80 mq). On the ground floor there is a large arched door that takes you from the private terrace to a very spacious living/dining room with fireplace, LCD 26 satellite TV, well equipped cooking corner with oven, hob and fridge. On the first floor there is a large double bedroom with air conditioning and a bathroom with shower.
For 5 people, the apartment is on 2 floors (160 mq) and has 2 large private terraces.
On the ground floor there is the living room with two arched doors, fireplace and LCD 32 satellite TV.
A large open arch from the living room leads into the dining area, where there is a well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, fridge and dishwasher.
For 4 people, is a one floor apartment (120 mq). The ground floor is divided in a spacious living room with LCD 32 satellite TV and windows overlooking central stone-paved lane, a dining room, open to the living room and archway to the kitchen (provided with oven, hob and fridge).
The 2 large double bedrooms with queen sized bed have air conditioning and two bathrooms with shower.
For 4 people, is a ground floor apartment (120 mq), recommended for families, with 2 terraces and private garden area. The Cotogno is composed of a comfortable living room with LCD 32 satellite TV, the dining room and separated well equipped kitchen (with oven, hob and fridge), 1 double bedroomwith large walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and French doors to private terrace.
For 4 people, is a ground floor apartment (120 mq), recommended for families with a private terrace. On the first floor there are a living room with fireplace and LCD 32 satellite TV, a dining room with well equipped cooking corner (with oven, hob, fridge and breakfast bar), 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, each one provided with air conditioning and bathroom with shower.
For 2 people, the Loggetta is a ground floor apartment (90 mq) with a private terrace andcovered portico. On the ground floor there are a spacious living room with fireplace, LCD 26 satellite TV, separated and well equipped kitchen with oven, hob and fridge, 1 double bedroom with air conditioning, 1 bathroom with shower.
For 2 people, is a ground floor apartment (80 mq) with a private terrace. There is a living room with fireplace, LCD 26 satellite TV, a well equipped kitchen with oven, hob and fridge, 1 double bedroom with queen size bed, air conditioning and bathroom with shower.
For 6 people, the apartment is on 2 floors (190 mq) with a private terrace. On the ground floor there are a large living room with fireplace, LCD 32 satellite TV and doors out to rear terrace, a kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher, 1 lovely double bedroom with queen size bed and private bathroom with shower. On the first floor there are 1 spacious double bedroom suite with sitting.
For 2 people, is a ground floor apartment (90 mq). The apartment is composed of a wide living room with fireplace, LCD 26 satellite TV and a well equipped kitchen area with oven, hob and fridge, 1 lovely double bedroom provided with conditioned air, a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with shower, 1 guest toilette.
For 6 people, the apartment is on 2 floors (190 mq) with a big private terrace. On the ground floor there is a large and bright living room with arched windows in a wonderful position overlooking the castle, a LCD 32 satellite TV, a well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge and dishwasher, 1 bathroom with shower.
If you are looking for a great location in Tuscany for an important Ceremony , an exclusive party o magnificent landscape for your wedding .Tenuta Lupinari is your perfect place , with it’s charming castle and his garden , the old hamlet surrounded by olive groves and tuscany hills, are the perfect place , to make your dream comes true and unforgettable your special events .
Entrust us your wedding organization, we will help taking care about all the smallest details , from the ceremony, food ,flower, music ,photographer etc to garanty a succesfull event and an unique experience.
Beyond weddings Tenuta Lupinari can be the perfect spot for art vernissage , company reunion and family reunion.
Do you want to discover the secrets of Tuscan cuisine? or would you like to learn cooking a typical dish of the local gastronomical tradition? We highly reccommed to deep you selves in the magical Tuscan cousin world,just for a single afternoon or why not for an entire week, you will be able to prepare amazing plates for your family and friends, once you'll be back in your country.
With our cooking classes this is possible, we offer lessons for small groups, each one lasts 3 hours and will be old in the kitchen of the small castle,that is part of the property and at the end you will taste the dishes prepared during the lesson, like a real gourmet.
Tuscany land of poets and artists, but also land of typical Italian colors and flavors; a region that combines nice weather and stunning views, it's the ideal place to spend your holiday under so many point of view, also under the food and wine aspect.
We can choose together any itinerary as the chianti hills, necessary step , to discover the genuine tuscan flavor , or more towards Montalcino Montepulciano and Pienza, in-between of the most beautiful villages and landscape of Tuscany, tasting wine and olive oil and discovering , how here in Tuscany we produce the typical Pecorino cheese.
Never forget the 4 Arezzo valleys, out of the touristy places and so beautiful that will surprise you.
Not only wine in tuscany as you can imagine but also country of a fantastic olive oil EVO , the famous pecorino and special cold cuts .
We will organize guided tour, in the winery, we will meet the people that dedicate theirself to produce the best wine, telling you the story of the farm, walking around the vineyards and the property … ending in the cellar for a wine tasting.
Tuscany offers an ideal scenario for cycling enthusiasts of all levels, from amateur cyclists to anyone just wishing to pedal calmly while enjoying the beauty of the region. For your adventure on two wheels, choose from a variety of itineraries. In between the hills that surround Tenuta Lupinari places very rich of inters testing things and outstanding views
Tuscany is mostly a hilly territory, for cycling fans, this means putting themselves to the test on the same hills and slopes. Many cycling legends trained here including Bartali, Cipollini and Bettini. Don’t miss to pedal during the Famous “Eroica” cycling tour .
Tuscany is in fact a land of cyclists and wherever you choose to go pedal you're likely to cross paths with many other two-wheel aficionados.
Surranded by olive groves and the greenery of the Estate our swimingpool is the perfect place where you can rest after a day trip around Tuscany, is ideal for a sunbathing ,diving or just reading a book in the quiteness of thi enchanting hamlet.
The swimingpool is 20mt x8mt perfect size to host Tenuta Lupinari guests ,at your disposal you'll find sunbeds and gazobo.
The Restaurant is open just for dinner, everyday excluded Sunday and Wednesday, and during the good weather you can dine in our terrace enjoying the magic atmosphere of the romantic panorama. To dine in our restaurant you just need to reserve it on the same morning or the evening before at the reception.
If discover and enjoy the delicous flavours of the Tuscan Cuisine has always been your dream, now it can come true at the Restaurant of Tenuta Lupinari.Thanks to an inimitable set: the lounge with its soft lights welcomes you with the excellent dinners of Italian and Tuscan Tradition that are all prepared with loving care by our Chef and with the products that are cultivated in our vegetable garden.
The menu change every day and consists in a starter, a first course, one second course with side dish and a dessert. In some particular occasions (Easter, New Year's Eve, Birthday) the restaurant offers a large buffet with a wide range of typical dishes. We put a specific attention on season products, most of all are cultivated in the estate. In fine, you can't leave without tasting our desserts, first of all the tiramisu of Angela!
We have a special menu for children with 3 courses: a first course (like pasta with tomato sauce), one second course with side dish (e.g. escallop with chips) and dessert (like icecream with fruit).
They say the magic triangle of viticulture is in the relationship between the land, the weather and man. Truer words were never said. The land has to be just right, and Tuscany is one of the cradles of viticulture, with its hills, rich in galestro, alberese, clay and silt. Tenuta Lupinari, located between Arezzo, Siena and Florence, is right in the heart of this cradle. The weather has to be hot, but not sweltering; it has to be sunny all day, cool at night and well ventilated.
That is exactly what it is like on the hills of Tenuta Lupinari, making it perfect for the cultivation of healthy vines and crafting excellent wines. Man holds another triangle – one made up of his mind, hands and heart.Vineyards can’t survive on their own, they need a mind that knows how to take care of them without poisoning them and guide them while respecting their essence. We do everything ourselves and we need our hands and our legs to do it. You have to walk the vineyard, observe the plants, watch out for weeds, insects and anything that could damage the vineyards. And you use your hands wherever necessary, so your arms and legs are never still.
But what drives everything is the heart
The first heart was Antonio Pellegrino, an engineer who perhaps after having built many things, realized that immortal works could only be found in nature. So he left everything behind and went back to nature, to bring Tenuta Lupinari back to life. His way of making wine was always natural. He never used chemicals in the vineyard or in the cantina. Just his mind, hands and heart. And those who let their heart guide them, always leave their mark. That mark was left in his daughters, who after finishing university, decided to pursue that same path, involving head, hands and heart.
15th of our Hectares are dedicated to the olives groves , in total we have 2600 plants The variety of the plants are the typical tuscan one as Leccino , Moraiolo, pendolino and Frantoiano, from which we obtain a very well balanced with green intense color and fruity aroma olive oil EVO, lightly spicy and Bitter taste , synonymous of high quality.
We usually start the harvest the olives during the first day of November, when the olives start to turn their colors to the violet. We pic up by and and at the end of the day we lay out in a big room so that the air can circulate very well and after a day we press, it’s a kind of cold squeezing to keep high the quality of the oil. we decant it for a period and the n we bottle the olive oil
Every year we wait this period very hard , to taste the fist bruschetta with the new Evo olive oil.
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Take Motorway A1 Firenze – Roma. Exit at “VALDARNO”. Turn right and follow the signs for “LEVANE”, “BUCINE”. After about 13 km, in Levane, you will reach a traffic light; there go straight towards Bucine. Do not enter into the town of Bucine, but keep driving on the same road for another 2 km until the sign for “CENNINA, FORNELLO, LAGO DI LUPINARI”. Turn right and go straight until you see white signs to “Tenuta di Lupinari”. Follow the signs and take a white country road. Go along, at the end of a cypress-lined road, turn right before the gate of the castle; follow the road and drive up to the “BORGO” on your left.